Updated 15 March 2023
Excited as finally 11 cards arrived in my box which were posted in Oct, Nov and Dec. A postcard sent from a friend in Kruger Park to me in Pietermaritzburg took 4 months. When our postal services worked it would've taken a maximum of 7 days!
I am no longer suspended.
Updated 13 March 2023
I am feeling extremely disappointed, upset and frustrated as Postcrossing suspended my account on 1 March 2023 due to an alarming number of cards not registered!
I register every single card I receive.
I can confirm that living in Pietermaritzburg under a dysfunctional provincial Government is the only reason I have not been able to register cards. The Postal Services deliver post once every quarter!
I miss choosing addresses, writing cards and receiving cards. I have not received a single card this year due to our dysfunctional postal services. In fact I have not received a card since November 2022!
I hope that eventually I will get a postcard so that Postcrossing can lift my suspension on sending postcards.
I can only apologize to those who sent me cards on behalf of South African Postal Services.
Wishing those of you fortunate enough to enjoy the sending and receiving of postcards Happy Postcrossing.
Update 20 October 2022
I write to apologise in advance to those who have sent cards but have not been acknowledged by me as our South African Postal Services is
totally dysfunctional. It takes A MONTH for a letter posted in another suburb to be received by me. A distance of 10 kms.!
I am sending cards at 3 per month via DHL Courier Services which is costing 3 to 6 times the usual postage rate.
I love my Postcrossing hobby and register every card I receive from Postcrossers.
Another example of the dysfunctional postal services is that I posted 3 cards whilst on holiday in May in the Drakensberg but none have yet arrived.
However, a card sent via Postnet, a private postal service on 20th April 2022 took 108 days to reach it's destination in China! The only option to me is DHL Courier Services. A record delivery by DHL is 11 days.
I live in South Africa which is at the bottom of the African continent.
I live in the capital city of Kwazulu Natal known as Pietermaritzburg. I love going into the countryside which is only a 20 minutes drive from where I stay.
Our climate is wonderful which is why I love the outdoors and being in the countryside. I love cows and especially our Nguni Cattle.
I love reading and play squash, golf and enjoy swimming anywhere there is water. I also love to ride on the back of my husband's motor bike as one gets the feeling of freedom whilst taking in all the sights and smells.
I love taking photographs and then adding them to my scrapbook. Scrapbooking is such a lovely way to display photos.
I live with my husband who was born in Cape Town and I was born in Kitwe in Zambia.
I look forward to seeing what postcard you have sent .